Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society.
1. The creation of Germany was largely because of the growing sense of German nationalism, which had not existed in Europe prior to the 19th century. Analyse. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Reference: Insights on India
Why the question:
The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about the role of German nationalism in the unification of Italy.
Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
Begin the answer by writing about the rise of nationalism across Europe in the 19th century.
Write about the factors which contributed the growth of German Nationalism – Revolutions of 1830 and 1848, Role of Napoleon, German philosophers etc. Analyse to what extent they were responsible for unification of Germany.
Mention the other factors responsible for the unification process.
Summarise the impact of nationalism in the unification process.